Colonel, USAF (Ret.)
San Antonio, TX
Pauletta Blueitt is a retired Air Force Colonel after 28-1/2 years of service as a Health Care Administrator, Paulette has a distinction of being in the 4th freshman class that enrolled women into what had traditionally been an all-male Aggie Corps of Cadets.
While serving as Chief of Program Analysis and Evaluation at the TRICARE Northeastern Office of the Lead Agent in Washington, D.C., she was appointed Director of the Emergency Operations Center, which was created in response to the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon and was awarded a Defense Meritorious Service Medal for her exemplary leadership in this capacity. Her final assignment was at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, as the Deputy Command Surgeon and Command Administrator at Headquarter Air Education and Training Command where she was responsible for the education and training of all Air Force medical personnel in all career fields, provided oversight for medical readiness tasking, and served as the senior Medical Service Corps advisor, mentor, and career manager for 175 health care executives.
Pauletta received her Master of Health Administration degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri in 1989. She is a Life Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.